With Groovelike Support Patents (Class 206/587)
  • Patent number: 11027870
    Abstract: Packaging for dry prosthetic tissue heart valves and their delivery systems includes a primary sterile barrier that permits gas sterilization of the tissue implant, and a secondary sterile barrier that also prevents oxidation of the implant during long-term storage. Dry tissue heart valves and their delivery systems are placed within a primary container such as a rigid tray that limits movement of the components therein. The primary container is placed within a secondary container, such as another rigid tray or a flexible pouch, and the assembly is then sterilized. The outer sterile barrier may include a double seal so that a first gas-permeable seal can be closed for sterilization, after which a second gas-impermeable seal can be closed to seal out any further oxygen contact with the tissue implant. A collapsible delivery handle for a surgical heart valve may be provided which reduces the size of the packaging, and is useful for various types of prosthetic heart valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Abishek Gautam, Gregory A. Wright
  • Patent number: 9415921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to product packaging for electronic products. Specifically, the present invention relates to apparatus, systems and methods for packaging electronic products, comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein when the first portion and the second portion are oriented in a first configuration, they form a first enclosing structure for a product, such as a first electronic product, and further wherein the first portion and the second portion, when oriented in a second configuration, form a second enclosing structure for a product, such as a second electronic product having a different shape or size from the first electronic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: New Concepts Development Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Marchetti, Ryan O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9327865
    Abstract: A friction lock adaptable spacer configured to provide suitable separation between two or more objects. The spacer may be used during the storage, transport, display, and/or use of the objects to separate them and protect them from their surrounding environment. In some embodiments, the spacer is designed to maintain a suitable separation between two or more beverage containers. The spacer has a single piece construction, which reduces assembly and disassembly labor, and also reduces materials required for construction and disposal. The spacer may be constructed from a single piece of material, such as corrugated cardboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: PACIFIC MARKET INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Austin M. Given
  • Patent number: 8997988
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module package box includes a box body, top and bottom lids coupled to top and bottom of the box body, a cushioning retention frame received in the box body, cushioning pads arranged at two sides of the cushioning retention frame, and a support unit arranged at a central portion of the box body. The cushioning retention frame includes two lower cushioning brackets and four upper cushioning brackets corresponding to the two lower cushioning brackets. The support unit includes two support boards. When liquid crystal modules are positioned on the lower cushioning brackets, every two of the upper cushioning brackets are set on the liquid crystal modules to correspond to each one of the lower cushioning brackets. The two support boards are retained between the two lower cushioning brackets to increase central compression strength of the liquid crystal module package box at the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Qinjun Shi
  • Patent number: 8910791
    Abstract: A slot-type protection device for a plate-shaped product is disclosed. The device comprises a buffer component for inserting the plate-shaped product. The buffer component comprises a folding card and at least one buffer unit. A plurality of slots used for fixing the plate-shaped product are disposed on the buffer unit. The buffer unit comprises a carrying portion and a connecting portion. The slots are disposed on the carrying portion. Two ends of the connecting portion are a fixed end and a free end. The fixed end is fixed and connected to one end of a bottom of the carrying portion, and the free end cooperates with the other end of the bottom of the carrying portion. A connecting structure is disposed to allow the free end and the carrying portion to connect with each other. The folding card is held between the carrying portion and the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140326637
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a blocking element and its use in a protective structure. The blocking element includes a base and a first blocking plate. The base includes a surface and a recession formed downwardly towards the surface. The first blocking plate is connected to a first cross-connect part of the recession. The first blocking plate is used for pivoting on the first cross-connect part and includes a first blocking position and a first closing position in relative to the first cross-connect part. When the first blocking plate is at the first blocking position, a first blocking part of the first blocking plate protrudes from the surface. When the first blocking plate is pressed towards the recession to the first closing position by an external force, at least one portion of the first blocking part is contained in the recession.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Patent number: 8827076
    Abstract: A modular panel-packing box receives a plurality of panels, and includes a base, two partitioning units, a loop-shaped surrounding wall, and a top cover. Each of the partitioning units includes a socket and at least one partitioning member. Any two adjacent ones of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, the surrounding wall, and the top cover are interconnected removably. Each of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, and the top cover is folded, and is unfoldable to form a flat plate for facilitating transportation and storage of the modular panel-packing box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: San Ho Paper & Carton Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Chung Kuo
  • Patent number: 8789698
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package box of liquid crystal glass, which includes a box body, a plurality of mounting sections arranged in the box body, and cushioning devices mounted to the mounting sections. The cushioning devices each include a cushioning section, a retention section connected to the cushioning section, and a projection. The mounting sections each include a first receiving channel and a through hole respectively corresponding to the retention section and the projection of the respective cushioning device. The retention sections are respectively received in the first receiving channels and the projections are respectively fit into the through hole so as to fix the cushioning devices inside the box body. The package box uses cushioning devices that are mounted inside a box in a snap-fitting manner so that the operation of assembling and disassembling the cushioning devices is simple, making it easy to re-work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Chengwen Que, Jiahe Cheng, Qinjun Shi, Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 8777008
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package cushioning structure for liquid crystal display modules, which includes two opposite cushioning side boards, a plurality of cushioning position-limiting boards arranged between the two cushioning side boards, and a plurality of connection plates connecting the cushioning side boards and the cushioning position-limiting boards. The cushioning side boards form first retention slots corresponding to the connection plates. The cushioning position-limiting boards form second retention slots corresponding to the connection plates. The connection plates form first and second coupling sections respectively corresponding to the first and second retention slots, whereby the first and second coupling sections are respectively received in and retained by the first and second retention slots to couple the cushioning side boards and the cushioning position-limiting boards together in a releasable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Qianshuang Hu
  • Publication number: 20140183083
    Abstract: A slot-type protection device for a plate-shaped product is disclosed. The device comprises a buffer component for inserting the plate-shaped product. The buffer component comprises a folding card and at least one buffer unit. A plurality of slots used for fixing the plate-shaped product are disposed on the buffer unit. The buffer unit comprises a carrying portion and a connecting portion. The slots are disposed on the carrying portion. Two ends of the connecting portion are a fixed end and a free end. The fixed end is fixed and connected to one end of a bottom of the carrying portion, and the free end cooperates with the other end of the bottom of the carrying portion. A connecting structure is disposed to allow the free end and the carrying portion to connect with each other. The folding card is held between the carrying portion and the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8757384
    Abstract: Devices and methods for packing objects, including information handling systems and other types of electronic devices that may be implemented using a single piece and assembly-free packing device configuration that has one or more foldable and insertable buffer sections that are foldable to increase the overall strength of the packing device against external loads and shocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP.
    Inventors: Wai Kek Ooi, Hwa Bee Chuah
  • Patent number: 8720691
    Abstract: A lower cushioning structure and a package cushioning structure for a display panel are disclosed. The lower cushioning structure comprises: a supporting frame, comprising a baseplate as well as a first side plate and a second side plate extending upwards from two opposite sides of the baseplate respectively; two first cushions, being disposed at a location where the first side plate of the supporting frame borders the baseplate and a location where the second side plate of the supporting frame borders the baseplate respectively; and two second cushions, being disposed on an inner wall of the first side plate and an inner wall of the second side plate of the supporting frame respectively, wherein the second cushions are located above the first cushions. The present invention has a low cost and can provide satisfactory cushioning for the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qianshuang Hu
  • Patent number: 8708145
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package cushioning structure for module, which includes a cushioning bottom board and a cushioning band extending through and interlaced with the cushioning bottom board. The cushioning bottom board forms a plurality of spaced hollow sections. A bar is arranged between every two of the hollow sections. The cushioning band includes a plurality of cushioning air columns mounted thereto at interval. The cushioning air columns are arranged alternately on the bars. To package, modules are each positioned on and born by each of the bars between two of the cushioning air columns. An alternate package cushioning structure includes a cushioning bottom board having a surface forming slots and a cushioning band arranged in the cushioning bottom board through a mounting channel extending through the bottom board from a side surface thereof. Air columns of the cushioning band are located in the slots to support modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8701891
    Abstract: In specific embodiments, an energy dissipation structure for supporting an article comprises a cavity adapted to receive at least a portion of the article. The cavity is bounded by a plurality of sidewall structures, each of the sidewall structures having a length and including an inner wall, an outer wall, and an arcuate structure connecting the inner wall with the outer wall. Each of the sidewall structures is connected with another of the sidewall structures by a groove extending along at least a portion of the inner walls, the outer walls, and the arcuate structures of the connected sidewall structures. The cavity includes a platform adapted to supported the article above the base when the article is seated within the cavity and a support pillar extending from the platform toward the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Strategic Outsourced Services LLC
    Inventors: Richard Louis Bontrager, Randall Glenn Strange
  • Publication number: 20140097115
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module package box includes a box body, two retention racks that are arranged in the box body and opposite to each other, and a plurality of sets of air-cushioning bags, whereby to package, liquid crystal modules are positioned between the two retention racks and the plurality of sets of air-cushioning bags is alternately fit over the liquid crystal modules. The liquid crystal module package box of the present invention uses retention racks and air-cushioning bags arranged inside the box body to effectively protect the liquid crystal modules so as to avoid damages of the liquid crystal modules caused by external forces. Further, the package structure is simple, where air-cushioning bags are alternately fit over the liquid crystal modules to provide a high utilization rate and lower down material cost. Further, the retention racks are provided with cushioning units to effectively cushion the liquid crystal modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140076770
    Abstract: The present invention provides a module packaging device, which includes a cushioning device and a plurality of retention boards mounted to the cushioning device. The cushioning device includes a plurality of interconnected cushioning air columns of which every two adjacent ones of the cushioning air columns form a receiving channel. The retention boards are respectively mounted in the receiving channels. Modules are each positioned on each of the cushioning air columns between two of the retention boards. The module packaging device uses a cushioning device that is composed of cushioning air columns and the cushioning device, which is of a U-shaped, is positioned in a package box to provide an effect of cushioning and protection to opposite ends and bottom of the liquid crystal modules or the backlight modules received therein to protect the liquid crystal modules or the backlight modules from damages caused by external forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8662307
    Abstract: A one-piece thermoformed packaging cap for article shock-protection which has two elongate wings integrally hinged and have upstanding shoulders which define a channel that receives part of the article. Ridges and grooves run along the shoulders of each wing such that when the wings are folded abut each other, the ridges and grooves of one wing nest within those of the other wing and provide cushioning and lateral interlocking between the wings. Caps can have four wings and wrap the entire perimeter of the article and may incorporate a locking tab to secure the wrap. Alternatively, an assembly of partial wrap-components can be locked via flap-tabs. For locking, a projection of one wing enters into a recess of another wing, and a locking flap of the latter wing is folded and a projection of the flap is snapped into the reverse recess of the thermoformed projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Protective Packaging Systems Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Graham Pitt
  • Publication number: 20130277263
    Abstract: The reusable packaging box includes a bottom unit that has a receiving space in which a product may be received, a lower body and an upper body that are provided to each have a box shape with open top and bottom to be coupled to a top of the bottom unit, and a lid that has a receiving space in which the product may be received and is coupled to the top of the upper body. Each of the bottom unit, the upper body and the lower body, and the lid is formed of a material that may absorb an impact and thus may perform both a function of absorbing an impact and a function of packaging an outside of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Min JUNG, Hyeung Wook PARK, Jong Deok LIM, Yong Seok CHOI
  • Publication number: 20130248401
    Abstract: A packing structure for a liquid crystal display device includes a packing box for storing the liquid crystal display device and shock-absorbing members. The shock-absorbing members are stored in the packing box together with the liquid crystal display device so as to be interposed between the liquid crystal display device and the packing box. A side wall of a groove of the shock-absorbing member has a plurality of shock-absorbing surfaces with the gap with the display panel larger in the inside of the display panel than in the outside of the display panel. A central shock-absorbing member is disposed on the inside of the display panel deeper than the shock-absorbing face. The gap between the central shock-absorbing member and the display panel is larger than that between the shock-absorbing face and the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyotaka NAKASE
  • Publication number: 20130233758
    Abstract: A packing case for packing a lock device is disclosed. The lock device includes a rose portion and a handle portion connected to the rose portion. The packing case includes a first casing, a second casing and at least one constraining structure. A first recessed portion is formed on the first casing for containing the rose portion. The second casing is combined with the first casing in a closable manner, and the handle portion is contained and constrained between the first casing and the second casing. The at least one protruding structure is disposed on the second casing for abutting against the rose portion when the second casing is combined with the first casing, so as to constrain the rose portion inside the first recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN FU HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chiao-Chin Lu
  • Patent number: 8511473
    Abstract: In specific embodiments, an energy dissipation structure for supporting an article comprises a cavity adapted to receive at least a portion of the article. The cavity is bounded by a plurality of sidewall structures, each of the sidewall structures having a length and including an inner wall, an outer wall, and an arcuate structure connecting the inner wall with the outer wall. Each of the sidewall structures is connected with another of the sidewall structures by a groove extending along at least a portion of the inner walls, the outer walls, and the arcuate structures of the connected sidewall structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Strategic Outsourced Services LLC
    Inventors: Richard Louis Bontrager, Randall Glenn Strange
  • Publication number: 20130140213
    Abstract: A package for insertion into a box to form a shipping container for hazardous material bottles, comprises a honeycomb insert having a plurality of side panels and a bottom panel, the side panels and bottom panel having channels formed therein, the insert dimensioned for placement within the box, honeycomb partition members, each member having two panels, each panel of each partition member dimensioned for insertion within a channel of a side panel and a channel of the bottom panel of the insert, the panels adjacent to each other forming a space dimensioned to receive a hazardous material bottle, and a top pad dimensioned for placement over the partition members. A shipping container comprises a box and such a package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: HONEY CELL, INC.
    Inventor: Honey Cell, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130134069
    Abstract: A shipment packaging for elongate components is provided. Turbine blades must be sent from remote locations of the world to another location. During shipment, the coating of the turbine blades must be protected. The turbine blades are fixed at both ends by means of shipment packaging so that the turbine blades are protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Matthias Babey, Gerhard Graumüller, Matthias Jungbluth, Reinhard Krannig, Carsten Köppen, Volker Tränkle, Gunther Wendt, Rolf Wilkenhöner
  • Patent number: 8430242
    Abstract: A shipping system comprising: a plurality of edge protectors, each of the edge protectors comprising: a backwall; an upper jaw member in communication with the backwall, the upper jaw member having a top surface; a lower jaw member in communication with the backwall, the lower jaw member having a lower surface, and the lower surface and the top surface are generally flat and parallel to each other; a single slot defined by the upper jaw member and the lower jaw member, and the single slot being generally orthogonal to the backwall, the edge protector having an outer width; at least one u-channel support member, the u-channel support member comprising: a bottom wall; a first sidewall extending generally orthogonally from the bottom wall; a second sidewall extending generally orthogonally from the bottom wall; an interior width between an interior surface of the first sidewall and the interior surface of the second sidewall, and where the interior width is generally equal to the outer width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Paul DiMauro
  • Publication number: 20120325720
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device includes a housing sized to receive the mobile device. The housing defines a plurality of corner portions, each corner portion includes an interior wall. The mobile device is spaced a distance from the interior wall of the corner portions when disposed within the housing. The housing includes a plurality of protrusions disposed along at least a portion of the interior wall, the protrusions are operable to space the mobile device a distance away from the interior wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: A.G. FINDINGS & MFG. CO., INC.
    Inventors: Fernando TAGES, Daniel ACERO, Harold Scot GORADESKY
  • Patent number: 8286796
    Abstract: A satellite antenna package is provided. The satellite antenna package includes a receiving structure, an antenna device and a cable. A recess and a groove are formed on the receiving structure, and the recess communicates with the groove. The antenna device is disposed in the recess. The cable connects to the antenna device, wherein the cable is connected with the antenna device and partially disposed in the groove, travels along an edge of the receiving structure, and surrounds the antenna device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventor: Pei-Shan Yu
  • Patent number: 8251220
    Abstract: A packing structure includes a housing and a cushion portion. The housing includes a bottom plate and a sidewall while the cushion portion is disposed on the bottom plate of the housing. A groove and a jaw portion are formed on an end portion of the cushion portion. The jaw portion is located on a side of the groove facing the sidewall and extends away from the bottom plate. A first tongue plate is formed on the sidewall of the housing and bends inward. A free end of the first tongue plate enters the groove through an opening of the groove, wherein a backside of the jaw portion interferes with the first tongue plate to restrict the first tongue plate from leaving the groove. When the cushion portion is under external forces and moves away from the bottom plate, the first tongue plate will support a bottom inner surface within the groove to restrict a displacement of the cushion portion away from the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Kuan Ting, Shih-Chi Chen
  • Publication number: 20120043252
    Abstract: A packaging member can include a foldable member deformable between a folded state and an unfolded state and configured to form a deployed configuration in the folded state. The foldable member can include a plurality of foldable sections and a slot forming portion. The foldable sections can be configured to form a plurality of walls in the folded state. The slot forming portion can be configured to form a slot in the folded state. The slot can be configured to receive a portion of an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: JOHN MCDONALD, FRANK COMERFORD, MYLES COMERFORD
  • Patent number: 8079487
    Abstract: The invention relates to an individual packaging case for objects with fracture risk wherein the individual packaging case comprises a base with an open, upward-pointing receiving bore, into which the shank of the object with fracture risk is inserted and self-containedly protrudes from the upward-open receiving bore in the base and wherein the part with fracture risk of the object is protected by means of a protective cap pushed onto the base from above. The invention is characterized in that the novel packaging case can be folded over an axis running perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and that due to the folding, the object to be protected becomes at least partially freely accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Publication number: 20110290699
    Abstract: A packing reinforcement member has an elongated body having a first end and a second end. A first side wall extends between the first end and the second end. The first side wall has an inner wall portion and an outer wall portion. A second side wall and a third side wall are connected to each other at an angle and both extend from the first side wall. A packing assembly for shipping and storage of objects has a shipping container including a plurality of side walls and a bottom wall extending between the plurality of side walls. At least one packing reinforcement member is positioned adjacent a corner of the shipping container formed by two of the plurality of side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Robert J. Golias
  • Publication number: 20110220542
    Abstract: One embodiment of a paper cushioning structure includes an elongated, corrugated support member having a lengthwise groove with two open ends; two brace members filled in the support member; and two fixing members shaped to securely assemble at both ends of the support member respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Sheng-Hsi Kuo
  • Patent number: 7981493
    Abstract: A packing buffer member of the present invention is a packing buffer member 200 or 300 that is to be placed inside a pack 400 with an object to be packed 100, and includes first hollow convex parts 210, 220, 230 and 240 (third hollow convex parts 310, 320, 330 and 340) that are formed in a first direction relative to a forming base surface 201 or 301 and that contact with the object to be packed 100 to hold the object to be packed 100 and second hollow convex parts 250, 260, 270 and 280 (the fourth hollow convex parts 350, 360, 370 and 380) that are formed in a second direction opposite to the first direction relative to the forming base surface 201 or 301 and that contact inside the pack. The packing buffer member 200 or 300 is formed by a plastic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mutsumi Tanaka, Yoshihiko Hisadome, Yukinobu Kojima, Takashi Narasawa
  • Publication number: 20110056868
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packing structure comprising a housing and a cushion portion. The housing includes a bottom plate and a sidewall while the cushion portion is disposed on the bottom plate of the housing. A groove and a jaw portion are formed on an end portion of the cushion portion. The jaw portion is located on a side of the groove facing the sidewall and extends away from the bottom plate. A first tongue plate is formed on the sidewall of the housing and bends inward. A free end of the first tongue plate enters the groove through an opening of the groove, wherein a backside of the jaw portion interferes with the first tongue plate to restrict the first tongue plate from leaving the groove. When the cushion portion is under external forces and moves away from the bottom plate, the first tongue plate will support a bottom inner surface within the groove to restrict a displacement of the cushion portion away from the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Kuan Ting, Shih-Chi Chen
  • Publication number: 20100300926
    Abstract: A packaging arrangement comprises a folding box (13) and a packaging insert (1) arranged therein for fixing elongate articles (30) in position, the packaging insert comprising a sheet-like blank (20). The packaging insert (1) has at least one crosspiece (2) which has in each case two side walls (3, 3?) which are erected from a base plane, are connected to one another at a preferably acute angle and form a top crosspiece edge (4). In order for an article (30) to be deposited, the crosspiece (2) has cutouts (5) which are open in the direction of the top crosspiece edge, a resiliently deformable securing nose (6) being provided on one side of the cutout (5). The securing nose can prevent the article from falling out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: DIVIDELLA AG
    Inventor: Erich Specker
  • Publication number: 20100258474
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multiply built up buffer structure and a manufacturing thereof. The buffer structure includes at least two buffer members and a pair of end caps. The buffer member is made of paper material, having an elongate strip configuration having a U-shaped cross-section forming a hollow chamber shaped to correspond to the configuration thereof. The hollow chamber extends between and completely through opposite ends of the buffer member. One of the buffer members is movably received in the hollow chamber of the other buffer member to form an extendible strip. The end cap is made of paper material, having a U-shaped configuration forming therein a hollow chamber corresponding in shape to the configuration thereof. The hollow chamber extends between and completely through opposite ends of the end cap. The hollow chamber of the end cap receives at least one reinforcement piece made of paper material therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Hsing-Chen Liu
  • Patent number: 7782619
    Abstract: A heat sink protective cover includes a main body, on which at least one receiving space is defined for receiving a heat sink therein. The receiving space includes at least one positioning section and a dust-proof section. The positioning section is located at two opposite inner wall surfaces of the receiving space. The dust-proof section includes a raised portion and a recess portion, the raised portion is extended along a periphery of the dust-proof section to limit the recess portion on four sides thereof, and the dust-proof section is located on a bottom of the receiving space. The heat sink is stably hold in place in the receiving space by the positioning section and isolated from dust by the dust-proof section, and can therefore be effectively protected against collision, damage, and contamination while being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Ji Lan
  • Patent number: 7721894
    Abstract: The shock-absorbing packing material has a pair of first grooves each formed in a portion of the interior face of the first wall in connection with the interior face of the second wall, and a pair of second grooves each formed in a portion of the interior face of the first wall in connection with the interior face of the third wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20100108565
    Abstract: A wafer container includes a container body, the internal of which is disposed with a plurality of slots for supporting a plurality of wafers and an opening is formed on one sidewall of which for importing and exporting said plurality of wafers, and a door with an inner surface, which is joined with opening of the container body with the inner surface for protecting the plurality of wafers in the container body, the characteristic in that: at least one restraint module is disposed on the inner surface of the door, the restraint module including a base which is disposed with a plurality of restraints arranged at intervals and an opening, and a snap-fitting piece is disposed on the inner surface of the door for snap-fitting the restraint module by passing the snap-fitting piece through the opening of the base of restraint module and rotating the restraint to an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Pao-Yi Lu, Chin-Ming Lin, Kuan-Lun Pan
  • Patent number: 7648750
    Abstract: A cushion apparatus that may be advantageously utilized as an end cap for packaging shock sensitive products is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the cushion apparatus includes a base member having one or more side walls having inner product bearing surfaces defining a product receiving cavity. The product receiving cavity has an open bottom end through which the product is received and an opposing top end. An axial deflection member is disposed over the top end of the receiving cavity. The axial deflection member is an arc-shaped elastic material member arching over the top end of the product receiving cavity. In one embodiment, the cushion apparatus further includes multiple radial deflection members extending radially from the base member to define a multi-sided bearing support perimeter having multiple corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Sattora, Eric A. Stegner, Robert W. Stegner
  • Publication number: 20090321436
    Abstract: Packaging for elongated articles comprises a plurality of modular plastics units capable of assembling together to form an elongated packaging. Each unit has a lower portion engageable with an upper portion to close the unit and form therebetween a bore and a bore opening in at least one end of the modular unit. An elongated article is supported through the bore and bore opening and spans across at least two modular units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: John Higgs
  • Patent number: 7604120
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cushion structure, which includes a box, a holding structure and a first cushion therein. The first cushion includes a bearing part, two buffer parts and two supporting parts. The buffer parts are joined with two sides of the bearing part to form a first angle and a second angle. The supporting parts are joined with opposite sides to the sides of the buffer parts joined with the buffer parts to form a third angle and a fourth angle. The cushion structure further includes a second cushion disposed parallel to the first cushion between the box and the holding structure. Alternatively, the second cushion can be disposed opposite to or superimposed over the first cushion between the first cushion and the holding structure. Both the first and second cushions can be formed as one-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: AU Optronics Crop.
    Inventors: Chung-kuan Ting, Kun-hung Hsieh, Shr-chi Chen
  • Patent number: 7604121
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved structure for a fragile plate packaging and protection device, comprising: a box main body provided with an accommodating space, a bottom plate, two first fixing elements, two second fixing elements, and a plurality of buffer elements having gaps. Wherein, said bottom plate is provided in said accommodating space of said box main body, and is in contact with a bottom portion of said box main body; said two first fixing elements are provided in said accommodating space of said box main body face-to-face, and are disposed vertically at a bottom portion of said box main body; said two second fixing elements are disposed on said two first fixing elements respectively, thus ensuring better safety protection of said fragile plate in said box main body during transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Well Solar Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Lung Tang, Huang-Sheng Liu, Shang-Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 7578390
    Abstract: A cushion structure comprises a first fixing element, a second fixing element, a first cushion element, and a second cushion element. The first fixing element comprises a first board. The second fixing element comprises a second board and faces the first fixing element. The first cushion element is fixed on the first board and the second board near a side thereof. The first cushion element comprises a plurality of first spacers and first grooves. The second cushion element is fixed on the first board and the second board near another side thereof facing the first cushion element. The second cushion element comprises a plurality of second spacers and second grooves. The second grooves face the first grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Publication number: 20090166248
    Abstract: A packaged body includes: a prism-shaped packaging box 1 having a bottom; a pair of top and bottom shock absorbers 30 accommodated inside packaging box 1 for sandwiching a substrate storage container 10; elastic members 50 disposed between substrate storage container 10 and each shock absorber 30; and reinforcements 60 for reinforcing each of shock absorbers 30. Further, shock absorber 30 is formed as a shock absorbing element 31 that fits substrate storage container 10, a surrounding wall 32 of the shock absorbing element 31 is constructed of an inner wall 35 that is bent and formed along the periphery of shock absorbing element 31, a protrusion 36 that is formed from inner wall 35 so as to project outwards and an outer wall 37 that is formed from protrusion 36 so as to be spaced from, and oppose, inner wall 35 of shock absorbing element 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehito Onda, Seiya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7546922
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing articles comprises a plurality of individual article support devices for supporting a plurality of articles independent of the side walls of a container. Each article support device comprises a first rack and a second rack. Each one of the racks comprises a first spine and a second spine, each spine having notches for receiving the peripheral surface of the articles. Each rack also has a plurality of openings formed in each rack disposed intermediately to each spine. At least one of the racks has a coupling mechanism for coupling the first spine and the second spine to form one of the racks for coupling to the other rack through one of the openings. The racks are coupled so that the spines of one of the racks are oriented approximately ninety degrees to the adjacent spines of the other rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Foam Design Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Louis Howard
  • Publication number: 20090090652
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plate-shaped member holding system, which stably holds a plate-shaped member without damage during transportation. The plate-shaped member holding system includes a holder for holding a glass sheet as a plate-shaped member and a fixing member engageable with the holder. The holder includes a pair of retainers for clamping the plate-shaped member from both sides of a front side and a rear side thereof, a pair of supports for supporting the retainers, and a coupler for coupling the paired supports. When the holder is engaged with an engagement recess formed in the fixing member with the plate-shaped member being disposed between the paired supports, the holder utilizes the weight of the plate-shaped member to generate pressing forces in directions to bring the paired retainers much closer to each other so as to firmly clamp and stably holds the plate-shaped member by the paired retainers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideaki TORIKAI, Masayasu Sato, Tomonori Koyama, Koichiro Okamura
  • Patent number: 7458465
    Abstract: A protective package for an automobile part; as assembled, packaged and buttressed for shipping; minimizes or eliminates damage to the automobile part being shipped, by providing a carton, side rail supports in the carton to receive the part and padded supports to secure the part in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Batavia Container, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Dahl, Scott Roger Jensen, Jeff A. Waterman, Randy J. Wians
  • Publication number: 20080156688
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a packaging device having a packaging strip with an outer surface and an inner surface. A plurality of projections are formed on the packaging strip at spaced apart locations along the length of the packaging strip. The projections extend outwardly from the strip outer surface. A protective layer is disposed over the strip outer surface and the plurality of projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: HUNTER DISTRIBUTING DBA CORRPAC PACKAGING SUPPLY
    Inventors: Scott E. Atkins, Tim A. Grennan, Glen A. Kinney
  • Patent number: 7392900
    Abstract: A package for storing a fragile article includes a plurality of panel integrally connected to one another a fold lines. Pairs of two of the panels oppose one another in a spaced relation wherein the panels form a partial enclosure. A first tab connects to about an open end surface of the enclosure and has a slotted surface formed therein which provides a first retention surface for a portion of the article. A second tab connects about second open end surface and has a shelf with a slotted surface formed therein which provides a second retention surface for another portion of the article and a complete enclosure is so formed wherein the article is retained in suspended manner in a spaced relation from each of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Pakmark, LLC
    Inventor: Sandra G. Semel
  • Patent number: RE44083
    Abstract: A protective package for an automobile part; as assembled, packaged and buttressed for shipping; minimizes or eliminates damage to the automobile part being shipped, by providing a carton, side rail supports in the carton to receive the part and padded supports to secure the part in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Batavia Container, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Dahl, Scott R. Jensen, Jeff A. Waterman, Randy J. Wians